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    PhD Student in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

    Doctoral Assistantship in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

    Dr. Ryan McCann, Assistant Professor in Old Dominion University’s School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, has one doctoral research assistantship available for the Fall of 2018. Dr. McCann’s research interests include clinical prediction of recurrent injuries in athletes and neuromuscular alterations associated with ankle injuries. As a part of the assessment of neuromuscular alterations, Dr. McCann is acquiring equipment capable of measuring neural excitability via transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and the Hoffman reflex. The doctoral assistantship will provide in-state tuition coverage and a stipend for up to 3 years.

    Interested applicants should apply to the Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Program at Old Dominion University. The PhD in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation at ODU is designed for students with a kinesiology/exercise science background as well as rehabilitation professionals (athletic trainers, occupational therapists, physical therapists or speech/language pathologists) who are interested in becoming leaders, teachers and scholars in their respective fields. This inter-professional program features faculty from the College of Health Sciences and the College of Education. The curriculum's core has a focus on motor control and motor learning as applied to the performance of daily functional activities (e.g., balance, gait, reaching and grasping, speech) and sporting activities (e.g., running, tackling), as well as the rehabilitation of individuals with physical or neurological impairments.

    For further information about the PhD go to: https://www.odu.edu/ptat/phd-kinesiology-rehabilitation

    For information about the facilities, research areas and faculty go to: https://www.odu.edu/ptat/research

    Highly motivated students who are interested in developing their research skills and understanding of movement control and biomechanics in healthy, aging and patient populations are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with individual faculty members in their area of interest.

    For further information contact:


    Ryan McCann, PhD, ATC, CSCS
    Assistant Professor
    School of PT & AT
    Old Dominion University
    3123 Health Sciences Building
    Norfolk, VA 23529
    E-mail: rmccann@odu.edu
    Tel. 757-683-6131
    Fax. 757-683-4410

    Dr. Daniel Russell
    Graduate Program Director
    Associate Professor of PT & AT
    Old Dominion University
    4211 Monarch Way, Suite 200
    Norfolk, VA 23508
    E-mail: dmrussel@odu.edu
    Tel. 757-683-6016
    Fax. 757-683-4440
    Last edited by rmccann; 02-14-2018 at 07:50 AM.

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